Jessica Cobian

Jessica Cobian

Current Student



My research focuses on public opinion, survey methodology, political experiments, voter turnout, xenophobia and Latino political behavior. I have over a decade of professional experience in policy analysis and campaign management on immigration, democracy and technology. Prior to attending UCLA, I was a Senior Campaign Manager at the progressive think tank, Center for American Progress in Washington DC. I also worked advocating for immigrants and refugees at the non-profit organizations Sojourners, ACCE and Faith in Action. I have published my research in JAMA Network Open and written opinion editorials for the Voice of San Diego, Univision, La Prensa and Colorlines.


Master in Public Policy from American University 2018 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Riverside 2013

Honors & Awards

Eugene V. Cota Robles FellowFord Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention 2021-2022, UCLA Political Psychology Fellowship 2022, APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship 2022-2023, APSA Diversity Fellow 2022-2023.